Furniture Row, headquartered in Denver, supports active duty service men and women and veterans through various community activities and through its Furniture Row Racing team.
“The Promise: A 9NEWS Documentary” was presented commercial-free on Memorial Day due to the support of Furniture Row.
Anita Miller, an artist in Boulder, was inspired to create a work of art that could show the pain some veterans bring home with them. She wanted to honor the vision of one veteran – but told him she needed him to do something too.
“I made him promise that he wouldn’t hurt himself so that when this [sculpture] moves around, he can be a man people can turn to. He said he had to think about it, and he called me back a couple of days later. He said he’d thought about it, and he said he was willing to step forward and be that man,” Miller recalled.
Ahead of the documentary Furniture Row Racing is participating in NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance honoring fallen service members.
Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the name of 1st Lt. Arlen Del Richardson will be on the windshield of Truex Jr.’s No. 78.
Richardson, a Lawrence, Kansas native, was killed in Vietnam in February 1970 during a reconnaissance mission. Richardson, who was 27 at the time of his death, was a U.S. Army medevac helicopter pilot
“This is the weekend we all need to sit back, reflect and give thanks to all of our service members who lost their lives to defend freedom,” Truex stated. “I am honored to have 1st Lt. Arlen Del Richardson riding with me on this special weekend.”
Along with its racing team, Furniture Row works in the community to pay tribute to veterans through its stores.
For four days in September 2016, the Furniture Row in Dacono hosted the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall. Measuring 360 feet long and 8 feet tall at its apex, the Traveling Tribute Wall is an 80 percent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Like the original, it is engraved with the names of the 58,307 killed or missing in action between 1957 and 1975.
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“Our company's founder and many of our employees have proudly served in the military, so we have a special place in our hearts for all who are currently serving or have served in the past," said Faulkner. "At Furniture Row we are continually inspired by the mental, emotional and physical strength displayed by our members of the military, who are committed to defending our freedom and our way of life.”